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Department Sports Medicine
Primary Location Lakewood Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Acute Fracture Care
  • Acute Sports Injuries
  • Adolescent Orthopaedics
  • Arthritic Knee Conditions
  • Concussion Evaluation & Testing
  • Exercise Counseling
  • Fitness
  • Fitness And Nutrition As Part Of The Orthopaedic Treatment Plan
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand Injection
  • Knee Injections
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Problems
  • Management Of Sports Concussions
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Orthopaedic Medicine
  • Prevention And Treatment Of Injuries In The Aging Athlete
  • Prevention And Wellness
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Physicals
  • Sports Safety
  • Steroid Injections
  • Student Health
  • Women's Sports Health
View all 25 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Achilles Tendon Injury
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Acute Foot Pain
  • Acute Sports Injuries
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Ankle Pain
  • Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle
  • Arthritis Of The Hip
  • Arthritis Of The Knee
  • Arthritis of the Thumb Base
  • Arthritis of the Wrist & Hand
  • Athletic Ankle Injury
  • Athletic Elbow Injury
  • Athletic Foot Injury
  • Athletic Knee Injury
  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Calcaneal Apophysitis (Sever's Disease)
  • Calcaneal Bursitis
  • Calcification Tendinitis
  • Concussions
  • Concussions, Pediatric
  • Dance Injuries
  • De Quervain's Tenosynovitis
  • DeQuervain's Disease
  • Elbow Pain & Injury
  • Foot & Ankle Injuries
  • Fractures
  • Hand and Wrist Injuries
  • Hand Related Sports Injuries
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Pediatric Knee Injuries
  • Pediatric Sports Injuries
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Repetitive Stress Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Running Injuries
  • Sever’s Disease
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Injuries in Baseball
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Sprain/Strain
  • Sports Concussion
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports-Related Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
  • Trigger Finger and De Quervain's Disease
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Turf Toe
  • Wrist Sprain
View all 59 Specialties +
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Biography

About Marie Schaefer, MD

Marie Schaefer, MD is a staff physician with appointments in both the Orthopedic and Rheumatologic Institute and Medicine Institute. She is board certified in Family Medicine with a specialty certification in Primary Care Sports Medicine.  She works primarily in the Center for Sports Health and serves as the Head Team Physician and NCAA Health Care Administrator for Cleveland State University.

She is from Parma, OH and completed her undergraduate studies at Ohio Wesleyan University prior to attending Yale School of Medicine.  Upon graduation, she completed a residency in Family Medicine at the Ohio State University and completed a pediatric and adult Primary Care Sports Medicine fellowship at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

She holds a faculty position of Clinical Assistant Professor in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.  She is also the team physician of Lakewood High School and the Verb Ballets company.

Dr. Schaefer enjoys working with athletes and active people of all ages in injury treatment and prevention. She has specialty training in working with pediatric athletes including concussion management.  Her specialty interests include non-operative management of orthopaedic conditions, acute and chronic sports injuries, tendon or ligament conditions, and management of medical problems in sports.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2016

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Nationwide Children's Hospital
Sports Medicine
Columbus, OH USA
2016

Residency - The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Family Medicine
Columbus, OH USA
2015

Medical Education - Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT USA
2012

Undergraduate - Ohio Wesleyan University
Politics and Government
Delaware, OH USA
2007

Certifications

  • Family Medicine - Sports Medicine
  • Family Medicine - Family Medicine
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 7/11/2022, Dr. Schaefer has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

88 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

23 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2022

Dr. Schafer was friendly, thorough and answered all questions.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2022

Dr Schaefer is an excellent physician. Knowledgeable, compassionate, friendly!

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2022

Dr. Schaefer was absolutely amazing!

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2022

Very nice visit with provider.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2022

Excellent experience with Dr. Schaefer!

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2022

Excellent experience - Dr. Schaeffer is vet open to answering all my questions and receptive to my needs to regain full mobility.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2022

Dr. Schaeffer probably bides excellent care in every respect.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2022

The staff is wonderful and I'm thankful for Dr Scheafer care

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2022

Dr. Schaefer is one of my favorite doctors. She is warm, intelligent, and a great problem-solver. I never hesitate to recommend her to others.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2022

Dr Schaefer is terrific - helpful and understanding

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2022

Dr Schaefer listens, knows her field & has a good sense of humor

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2022

I couldn't be happier being treated by Dr. Schaefer.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2022

I feel very relaxed with dr schaefer and trust her decisions.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2022

Doctor as well as staff were excellent in all aspects !

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2022

This was a good appointment. My questions were answered. Suggestions for further care were given. Doctor was definitely 5 star

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2022

Wonderful, knowledgeable and caring physician a physician's physician!!!

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2022

I would recommend Dr. Schaefer & her staff to anyone!!

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2022

Dr Marie Schaefer is the BEST!!!

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2021

Doctor schaffer is a very professional person A very caring caregiver

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2021

Dr. Schaefer was very kind and understanding and made me feel comfortable and confident in her medical treatment / diagnosis.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2021

Highly recommend Dr. Schaefer. She is the best!

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2021

I love Dr. Schaefer and have already recommended her to others

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2021

Dr. Marie Schaefer listened to all of my concerns. She is an excellent doctor. I feel like I am seen and heard by her.

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